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  • Kerry hit on Iran nuke plan: See video of his Iranian fund-raiser trashing idea

    11/01/2004 11:19:51 PM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 1 replies · 128+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Tuesday, November 2, 2004
    As the nuclear ambitions of Iran continue to strengthen, with Tehran's supreme leader now threatening to pull out of nuke talks with European nations, Sen. John Kerry's chief Iranian-American fund-raiser has repudiated, under oath, the presidential candidate's policy of accommodation toward Tehran, declaring the Islamic regime should not be trusted with nuclear materials. His comments come in a videotaped deposition obtained by WorldNetDaily.As WorldNetDaily previously reported exclusively, Hassan Nemazee, 54, a New York investment banker and former board member of a pro-Tehran lobby, delivered a one-hour deposition earlier this month in New York City in a $10 million defamation lawsuit...
  • Iran's threats discredit Kerry nuke policy

    11/01/2004 11:18:13 PM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 128+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Tuesday, November 2, 2004 | Art Moore
    On the eve of the U.S. presidential election, Sen. John Kerry's campaign continues to advocate normalizing relations and providing nuclear fuel to Tehran's radical mullah-led regime despite the Iranian parliament's defiant, anti-American vote to proceed with uranium enrichment, a key process in development of atomic weapons. Shouting "Death to America," and "Death to Israel," Iranian lawmakers decided unanimously Sunday to back the outline of a bill that would require the Islamic government to resume uranium enrichment. An activist in the Iranian democracy movement believes the American mainstream media is ignoring the impact the parliament's message has on today's U.S. presidential...
  • Kerry Policy on Taiwan Differs From Ten Months Ago

    11/01/2004 3:02:10 AM PST · by kattracks · 7 replies · 312+ views
    CNSNEWS.com ^ | 11/01/04 | Patrick Goodenough
    Pacific Rim Bureau (CNSNews.com) - In an apparent policy shift, Sen. John Kerry has told an Asian newspaper that he does not support the notion of Taiwan reverting to China under the "one country, two systems" formula which governed Hong Kong's return to the mainland. Kerry reportedly told Hong Kong's Chinese-language Sing Tao Daily that the "one country, two systems" model could not be replicated for Taiwan. That position differs from one outlined by Kerry last January, when he spoke in favor of "one country, two systems" for Taiwan. Taiwanese are divided over whether the island should be incorporated...
  • THE POINT OF DECISION

    10/31/2004 10:18:04 PM PST · by WOSG · 5 replies · 358+ views
    Liberating Iraq | October 31, 2004 | WOSG
    Within 72 hours, America faces the most important election choice in decades. Voters will determine where America and our civilization will go in the global war on terror and in leading the world. This election is about our fundamental national security and our nation's future. Why? WE ARE AT WAR. The central issue for America is terrorism; the central battlefield of terrorism today is in Iraq; and so the future of Iraq and the future of America is intertwined. In this war on terrorism (or more precisely,war on global Jidahist terrorism), we have a choice: 9/10 Senator versus a 9/11...
  • John Kerry - Putin failed to develop a proper strategy to stabilize the situation in Chechnya

    10/29/2004 12:05:43 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 41 replies · 1,092+ views
    Pravda ^ | October 29, 2004 | Yevgeni Bay
    The issue of relations with Russia takes an important position in the foreign policy program of the Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry. Kerry's advisor for Russia, Graham Allison, from Harvard University says that the program outlines the priorities of the policy with Russia. If John Kerry is elected president, he will pay special attention to the anti-terrorist struggle. Russia is said to play USA's most important partner at this point. According to Allison, Kerry believes that Russia's wish to build the modern democratic society with market economy is important not only for Russia in particular, but also for the USA...
  • Kerry continues to belittle countries all over the world who are fighting the War On Terror

    10/24/2004 8:30:54 PM PDT · by nontrifler · 2 replies · 348+ views
    nontrifler
    Recently, in the debates America heard how Senator John Kerry denigrated the countries of the "Coalition of the Willing" in Iraq, who are helping to fight the War On Terrorism. Perhaps, these countries, some of which have seen their share of oppression for decades realize something Senator Kerry does not. Take the case of Poland for example, once under the brutal dictatorship of the Soviet Union. Perhaps, it's fitting that this country, who symbolizes what standing up to brutal regimes and winning, along with the United States (e.g., Lech Walesa, President Reagan) can make a difference, when it comes to...
  • Cheney says if Kerry had been president, Soviet Union likely would still exist

    10/23/2004 5:12:02 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 59 replies · 4,175+ views
    AP ^ | October 23, 2004 | MARK EVANS
    The Soviet Union might still exist and Saddam Hussein might control the Persian Gulf and possess nuclear weapons had Democrat John Kerry been president when the United States faced those regimes, Vice President Dick Cheney said Saturday. "I think it's a good thing that he wasn't in charge," Cheney said. Kerry asserted Friday that had he been president during the war in Afghanistan, terrorist leader Osama bin Laden would be in captivity or dead. The Democratic nominee has long criticized President Bush for abandoning the pursuit of the alleged mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks so that U.S....
  • Powerlineblog.org: We Just Got A Tip (Breaking Story on Kerry?)

    10/23/2004 9:53:20 AM PDT · by freespirited · 1,178 replies · 91,372+ views
    Powerline ^ | 10/23/04
    We just got a tip......that a major newspaper will break a front-page story Monday morning that could create a serious problem for the Kerry campaign. We don't yet have any details, but it relates to a foreign policy issue, and it will call into question--amazingly enough--John Kerry's truthfulness. We'll watch for the story Sunday night and post it as soon as it becomes available.
  • Charles Krauthammer: Kerry's False Plan for Peace (Peace = sacrifice Israel)

    10/21/2004 10:07:06 PM PDT · by quidnunc · 63 replies · 1,435+ views
    Town Hall ^ | October 22, 2004 | Charles Krauthammer [Washington Post Writers Group]
    The centerpiece of John Kerry's foreign policy is to rebuild our alliances so the world will come to our help, especially in Iraq. He repeats this endlessly because it is the only foreign policy idea he has to offer. The problem for Kerry is that he cannot explain just how he proposes to do this. The mere appearance of a Europhilic fresh face is unlikely to so thrill the allies that French troops will start marching down the streets of Baghdad. Therefore, you can believe that Kerry is just being cynical in pledging to bring in the allies, knowing that...
  • 'John Kerry's Foreign Policy' (an in-depth analysis of 8 different regions of the globe)

    10/21/2004 7:08:49 PM PDT · by traviskicks · 3 replies · 639+ views
    John Kerry and Foreign Policy I have been asked to write a brief article that summarizes my thoughts in this coming Presidential election. I have received many inquiries from independents, non political types, and those just becoming interested in politics. For whatever reason, I have found that people don't know much about Kerry, or have serious misconceptions about his record. This is an attempt to fairly define the Democratic Presidential Nominee via the single issue of Foreign Policy. Foreign Policy was chosen because it is (rightly) of utmost importance to many voters in this election. Also, Kerry has sat on...
  • Kerry's bribed Coalition

    10/17/2004 9:52:41 PM PDT · by Tawnya · 7 replies · 578+ views
    NY Post ^ | Oct,17 2004 | Jim Ahlfeld Larchmont
    October 17, 2004 -- THE ISSUE: The Iraq war and corruption in the U.N. Oil-for-Food program. The Post's commentary on the Oil-for-Food program was an eye-opener ("John Kerry's 'Allies' — Bought and Paid For," Editorial, Oct. 8). It is crystal clear why the French did not want us in Iraq. Jacques Chirac and his cronies were lining their pockets with cash skimmed off the U.N.-sponsored program. One wonders what the world would look like today had President Bush left Saddam alone and in power. I now know we did the right thing by invading Iraq and driving this madman from...
  • What a Kerry Regime Would Mean for the Balkans

    10/17/2004 7:54:00 AM PDT · by A. Pole · 5 replies · 448+ views
    Orthodox Christians for Bush ^ | 2004 | Christopher Deliso
    Reviving Frankenstein in the Balkans Where oh where, then, could an incoming Kerry regime look for a quick foreign policy victory, if Iraq and everything else has gone to hell? Welcome back to the Balkans – where the "victory" envisioned will prove a disastrous one, dangerous not only for the region but for the long-term interests of both Europe and America. The Balkans is the region of greatest experience for today's Democrats and, thanks to them, some of it remains a mess even today. And so the famous "something must be done!" interventionist rallying cry still has some life in...
  • Kerry's Middle East Policy is Unknown

    10/17/2004 9:53:05 AM PDT · by focusandclarity · 7 replies · 314+ views
    Arabic Media International ^ | October 14, 2004 | George S. Hishmeh
    But is Senator John F. Kerry, the Democratic challenger, who is locked in dead heat in the latest poll of the White House campaign any better? "...To date, his public record on the Middle East is not very comforting; although optimists usually assume that any change has to be for the better. As a matter of fact, listening to knowledgeable supporters of Kerry, one cannot but feel a little hopeful." "Disengagement... Kerry, who has supported the roadmap, has this week complained about the Bush administration's disengagement from the Mideast peace process. The one change that he revealed would be to...
  • Brazilian general blames Kerry

    10/16/2004 3:22:31 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 20 replies · 1,089+ views
    Seven Network ^ | 17/10/04 | AAP
    Comments made by Senator John Kerry more than seven months ago may have helped trigger the recent wave of violence afflicting Haiti, according to the Brazilian commander for the UN peacekeeping troops in that Caribbean nation. In an interview posted on the website of Agencia Brasil, the Brazilian government's official news agency, Lieutenant-General Augusto Heleno Ribeiro said comments made in March by Kerry had raised the hopes of supporters of Jean-Bertrand Aristide that the former Haitian president would be able to return to power. "Statements made by a candidate to the presidency of the United States created false hopes among...
  • Kerry win ‘would not change German position'

    10/16/2004 2:50:17 PM PDT · by AKSurprise · 13 replies · 513+ views
    Financial Times ^ | October 14, 2004 | Hugh Williamson and Wolfgang Proissl
    Advisers to John Kerry, the US presidential challenger, have accepted that Germany would maintain its refusal to supply troops to Iraq even should the Democrats win next month's elections, senior German officials said on Thursday. Bernd Mützelburg, Chancellor Gerhard Schröder's chief foreign policy adviser, met Mr Kerry's advisers in Washington last month and urged them, if Mr Kerry won, not to ask Berlin to end its refusal to send troops to Iraq. Such a request would be denied. “Please don't ask this question,” was Mr Mützelburg's message, officials said, adding that this was accepted by Mr Kerry's advisers. Mr Mützelburg,...
  • Japan Ruling Party Executive Slams Kerry on N.Korea

    10/15/2004 2:12:59 PM PDT · by Thanatos · 17 replies · 709+ views
    Reuters Wires ^ | 10-15-2004 | Reuters
    span class="artTitle"> Fri Oct 15, 2004 07:35 AM ET TOKYO (Reuters) - The No. 2 official in Japan's ruling party sharply criticized U.S. Democratic challenger John Kerry's North Korea policy on Friday and said he hoped President Bush would be re-elected, media said. The comments come a day after Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi made remarks that appeared to suggest he would prefer to see Bush win the Nov. 2 U.S. presidential election. "I think there would be trouble if it's not President Bush," Liberal Democratic Party Secretary General Tsutomu Takebe told a radio program, Kyodo news agency reported. "For instance,...
  • Powell doubts Kerry can "magically" produce more US allies on Iraq

    10/15/2004 10:45:07 AM PDT · by NewMediaFan · 18 replies · 533+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | Fri Oct 15 | (AFP)
    WASHINGTON (AFP) - US Secretary of State Colin Powell, who has stayed largely out of the presidential campaign, said he doubted claims by Democratic challenger John Kerry that he could attract more US allies on Iraq if he defeats President George W. Bush on November 2. "I don't want to get into the political debate, as you noted, and Senator Kerry can make these statements, but I'm not sure that he can really back them up or that suddenly support that is not there now will magically appear with a change in the presidency," Powell told Fox News. A pillar...
  • Kerry's Balkan Policy May Defeat Him

    10/14/2004 8:47:35 PM PDT · by MegaSilver · 49 replies · 1,467+ views
    Chronicles Magazine ^ | 14 October 2004 | Srdja Trifkovic
    There is a bloc of voters that may easily decide the forthcoming election. A little over a million Serbian-Americans—their exact number is uncertain but this is a conservative estimate—are likely to vote this year in greater numbers than ever before. The significance of this group becomes obvious if we look at its geographic distribution. After Chicago, the main Serbian-American centers are Pittsburgh, PA; Cleveland, OH; and Milwaukee, WI. There are thousands of retirees in Florida and sizeable pockets in St. Louis (MO) and suburban New Jersey. In each of those states the size of the community exceeds the likely margin...
  • Japan Ruling Party Executive Slams Kerry on N.Korea

    10/15/2004 1:25:45 AM PDT · by ambrose · 11 replies · 810+ views
    Reuters ^ | 10/15
    Japan Ruling Party Executive Slams Kerry on N.Korea Fri Oct 15, 2004 04:15 AM ET TOKYO (Reuters) - The No. 2 official in Japan's ruling party sharply criticized U.S. Democratic challenger John Kerry's North Korea policy Friday, adding that he hoped President Bush would be re-elected, media said. The comments come a day after Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi made remarks that appeared to suggest he would prefer to see Bush win the Nov. 2 U.S. presidential election. "I think there would be trouble if it's not President Bush," Liberal Democratic Party Secretary General Tsutomu Takebe told a radio program, Kyodo...
  • Kerry's case for winning allies undercut by oil-for-food shenanigans

    10/14/2004 5:33:20 PM PDT · by knak · 1 replies · 269+ views
    krt wire ^ | 10/14/04
    (KRT) - John Kerry has been so busy on the campaign trail spouting "wrong war, wrong place, wrong time" and trying to woo voters with how he's going to "build alliances" to make Iraq all better that he probably hasn't had time to review the tape of fascinating and frustrating testimony that took place in Washington three days before the second presidential debate. The House Committee on Government Reform's subcommittee investigating the U.N. oil-for-food program heard disturbing accounts of how our "allies" - some of the same countries that cited moral grounds for refusing to back President Bush's pre-emptive move...
  • Kerry's revisionism on Korea

    10/12/2004 2:36:36 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 4 replies · 316+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, October 12, 2004 | House Editorial
    Over the past year, John Kerry and his surrogates have repeatedly attempted to suggest that the Clinton administration made significant progress in dealing with the North Korean nuclear weapons threat, and that all of this is being undone by the Bush administration. During the first presidential debate, for example, Mr. Kerry suggested that, thanks to the policies of the Clinton administration, "We had inspectors and television cameras in the nuclear reactor in North Korea. [Kerry adviser and former Defense Secretary] Bill Perry negotiated that under President Clinton. And we knew where the fuel rods were. And we knew the limits...
  • Pillar of Salt (The Belmont Club -- great article)

    10/11/2004 6:35:18 AM PDT · by 68skylark · 15 replies · 914+ views
    The Belmont Club | October 11, 2004 | Wretchard
    Matt Bai tries to articulate the Kerry strategy against terror in the New York Times Magazine. Kerry, he thinks, was one of the first political leaders to realize that war as we formerly knew it is obsolete. Bai believes Kerry's experience with law-enforcement issues in the Senate alerted him to a new kind of threat that was grounded in neither formal state aggression or normal criminal groups.  Through his immersion in the global underground, Kerry made connections among disparate criminal and terrorist groups that few other senators interested in foreign policy were making in the 90's. Richard A. Clarke, who...
  • John Kerry`s Iraq Quandary

    10/11/2004 11:48:26 AM PDT · by blogblogginaway · 5 replies · 538+ views
    The Jewish Press ^ | Oct. 11, 2004 | Michael Ashbury
    On September 6, 2002, John Kerry in an op-ed in The New York Times stated that “I refuse ever to accept the notion that anything I`ve suggested with respect to Iraq was nuanced. It was clear. It was precise. It was, in fact, prescient. It was ahead of the curve about what the difficulties were. And that is precisely what a president is supposed to be. I think I was right, 100% correct, about how you should have done Iraq.” A sampling of his prescient remarks: 1990 “Iraq has developed a chemical weapons capability, and is pursuing a nuclear weapons...
  • Terrorism = Illegal Gambling? (Who Else but Kerry)

    10/10/2004 1:44:44 PM PDT · by PhiKapMom · 80 replies · 2,260+ views
    New York Times ^ | October 10, 2004 | Matt Bai
    In an interview with Matt Bai published in today’s New York Times Magazine, Kerry made a very, very, very significant statement about how he would fight the war on terror. Kerry compared the war on terrorism with eradicating prostitution or illegal gambling. ''We have to get back to the place we were, where terrorists are not the focus of our lives, but they're a nuisance,'' Kerry said. ''As a former law-enforcement person, I know we're never going to end prostitution. We're never going to end illegal gambling. But we're going to reduce it, organized crime, to a level where it...
  • Kerry's Nuclear Nonsense

    10/10/2004 12:14:24 PM PDT · by freespirited · 5 replies · 495+ views
    In last Thursday's debate, the two presidential candidates were asked what represented "the single most serious threat to the national security of the United States." To most observers, the Democratic and Republican contenders seemed to agree: the spread of nuclear weapons. Not so Fast The seeming agreement on that point masked, however, some fundamental differences between Senator John Kerry and President Bush on the question of nuclear weapons and their proliferation - particularly into the hands of terrorists. If this danger is indeed our most serious threat, the American people had better understand the full significance of the choice for...
  • Iran Would Welcome Kerry Camp Proposal-Official

    10/09/2004 10:34:43 AM PDT · by rang1995 · 13 replies · 513+ views
    Reuters ^ | 10/9/04 | Parisa Hafezi
    TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran would welcome a proposal by U.S. presidential candidate Senator John Kerry's running mate for a "great bargain" to solve the dispute over Tehran's nuclear program, a senior Iranian official said on Saturday. Vice presidential candidate Senator John Edwards has said that Kerry, a Democrat, would be willing to supply Iran with nuclear fuel for power generation if Tehran abandons its own fuel-making capability - if Iran did not accept this offer, it would confirm Iran wanted to make an atom bomb. Iran earlier rejected the proposal, saying it would be "irrational" for Iran to jeopardize what...
  • TODAY IN HISTORY: John Kerry's Iraq Speech, October 9, 2002

    10/09/2004 10:12:47 AM PDT · by Howlin · 22 replies · 1,107+ views
    John Kerry's Statement on Iraq Before the War TEXT FROM THE SPEECH JOHN KERRY MADE ON THE SENATE FLOOR October 9, 2002
  • Rush Limbaugh: Duelfer Report Completely Repudiates Entire Kerry Approach to Foreign Policy

    10/08/2004 9:36:42 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 6 replies · 720+ views
    RushLimbaugh.com ^ | 10/8/04 | Rush Limbaugh
    You know, folks, I tell you, I was on the airplane last night and I was coming back. I'm going back and forth between the baseball game and some of this other stuff. I was in Houston yesterday, and I'm watching this report that Duelfer gave us. It is one of the most destructive reports to the whole Kerry foreign policy I have heard yet. It totally repudiates the entire Kerry foreign policy -- and yet the media, because they've got a "gotcha," focuses on weapons of mass destruction, which we already knew. There weren't any weapons of mass destruction,...
  • News/activism

    10/08/2004 9:27:12 PM PDT · by GoldwaterBooster · 5 replies · 509+ views
    MSNBC TV | October 8 | Mark Rhoads
    Congratulations to actor Ron Silver for his clear analysis on MSNBC after second debate tonight. He said that Kerry always says he would do a better job creating and leading an international alliance to confront threats like Saddam. But in 1991 when Saddam's troops were in Kuwait, President Bush's father formed a coaliton that included France, Germany, and a final UN Security Council resolution endorsing the use of force. But Kerry still voted NO on January 12, 1991 when he was asked to support the UN authorization and send US troops to Kuwait. If Kerry could not even confront Saddam...
  • Who Grades John Kerry's Global Test?

    10/08/2004 3:52:53 PM PDT · by ThreePuttinDude · 7 replies · 575+ views
    http://www.gopusa.com ^ | October 7, 2004 | By Joe Mariani
    Who Grades John Kerry's Global Test?By Joe MarianiOctober 7, 2004 "No president, through all of American history, has ever ceded, and nor would I, the right to preempt in any way necessary to protect the United States of America. But if and when you do it, Jim, you have to do it in a way that passes the test, that passes the global test where your countrymen, your people understand fully why you're doing what you're doing and you can prove to the world that you did it for legitimate reasons." - John Kerry, 30 September 2004 According to John...
  • Decision 2004: When it comes to foreign policy vote wisely.

    10/08/2004 3:33:42 PM PDT · by El Oviedo · 1 replies · 209+ views
    "Regarding Iran, President Bush's combination of sanctions, multilateral diplomatic pressure and military options is far superior to Kerry's trust and wait approach. Bush supports missile defense, retaining forces in Iraq to pose a credible conventional threat, updating our nuclear deterrent to defeat countermeasures used by Iran and North Korea – largely burying bunkers and weapons of mass destruction underground – and selling bombs to Israel that could be used in a strike against Iran's nuclear apparatus. Kerry has supported none of these. He instead offered to give nuclear fuel to Iran and wait to see what they do with it,...
  • JOHN KERRY'S 'ALLIES' — BOUGHT AND PAID FOR

    10/07/2004 11:19:11 PM PDT · by kattracks · 8 replies · 517+ views
    New York Post ^ | 10/08/04
    October 8, 2004 -- The national media are busy trumpet ing the news that the chief U.S. weapons inspector, Charles Duel fer, found no stockpiles of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. Which is hardly news, right? But there is news — real news — in Duelfer's 1,200-page report. It tells the tale of how Saddam Hussein, clinging to power, enlisted top U.N. officials to help him bribe leaders of those European nations so dear to John Kerry's heart into ending tough economic sanctions against Iraq. Whereupon Saddam planned to resume his decades-long quest for WMDs. And he almost succeeded....
  • Kerry prepares exuses for post-innaugural failure

    10/07/2004 1:57:34 PM PDT · by bin2baghdad · 22 replies · 979+ views
    Associated Press ^ | October 7, 2004 | NEDRA PICKLER
    In his strongest statement yet, the Democratic presidential nominee suggested that if Bush fails to recognize the severity of problems in Iraq, then if Kerry takes office in January he will face a situation as chaotic as the Middle East in the early 1980s. "If the president just does more of the same every day and it continues to deteriorate, I may be handed Lebanon, figuratively speaking," Kerry told reporters at a brief news conference.
  • KERRY'S CASE COLLAPSES

    10/07/2004 11:20:38 AM PDT · by Question Liberal Authority · 63 replies · 3,824+ views
    MSNBC ^ | October 7, 2004 | Glenn Reynolds
    Although everybody's talking about weapons of mass destruction, the story that's not being reported --you'd almost think the press "wants Kerry to win"-- is the complete collapse of John Kerry's foreign policy case, and the reason for that collapse. The ISG, who confirmed last autumn that they had found no WMD, last night presented detailed findings from interviews with Iraqi officials and documents laying out his plans to bribe foreign businessmen and politicians.
  • Tough talk meets tough cookie

    10/07/2004 7:09:53 AM PDT · by TChris · 7 replies · 534+ views
    SanFrancisco Chronicle ^ | 10/7/2004 | Debra J. Saunders
    THE CONTRAST could not be clearer. One side proposed a war and waged it. Yes, President Bush has been slow to correct mistakes made in the course of the war -- not that Vice President Dick Cheney would admit as much in Tuesday's debate in Ohio. Still, the administration has shown the resolve to win the war in Iraq and the war on terrorism. Cheney was right to assert that voters should know that re-electing this ticket is the only way they can be sure America won't cut and run. The other side voted to authorize the war, then was...
  • WSJ: Mr. Kerry's Diplomacy

    10/07/2004 5:43:47 AM PDT · by OESY · 5 replies · 654+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | October 7, 2004 | Editorial
    One of John Kerry's claims to the White House is that his diplomacy would better control nuclear proliferation in Iran and North Korea than President Bush's alleged truculence. So it is newsworthy that a spokesman for Tehran's Foreign Ministry has just dismissed out of hand the centerpiece of Mr. Kerry's arms-control offer to the mullahs. Senator Kerry has promised to provide a steady supply of nuclear fuel to Iran if it will dismantle its own atomic-fuel-making capability. But the New York Sun reports that Tehran spokesman Hamid Reza Asefi sniffed at the idea on the weekend, calling it "irrational" because...
  • All That's Missing Is a Canal and Panama

    10/06/2004 6:47:06 PM PDT · by Paul Atreides · 8 replies · 590+ views
    OpinionJournal.com ^ | 10-6-04 | James Taranto
    "We have a plan for Iraq. . . . We have a plan for success. . . . We have to do better. We have a plan. . . . We have plans on both of those subjects. . . . John Kerry and I have a plan to do something about it. . . . We have proposed a plan to keep cases out of the system that don't belong there. . . . We think we have a plan to keep cases that don't belong in the system out, but we also do what they haven't done. . . . We have a serious health care plan. . . . We have a clear...
  • Kerry/Edwards Voted Against Funding the Hunt for Bin Laden

    10/06/2004 3:35:41 PM PDT · by Go Gordon · 26 replies · 1,207+ views
    Cheney/Edwards Debate ^ | 10/06/04 | Go Gordon
    All along the campaign trail Kerry and Edwards have complained about the "$200 billion" being spent in Iraq. Kerry and Edwards have also complained that the Bush administration "took its eye off the ball in Afghanistan and the hunt for Bin Laden by going to Iraq". In the debate last night, VP Cheney slapped down Edwards' allegation that the US was spending $200 billion in Iraq by pointing out that the $187 billion appropriation (I'm sure everyone remembers this one - its the one that Kerry vote for, before he voted against it) included $60 billion to fund our efforts...
  • The Kerry Doctrine

    10/06/2004 1:05:21 PM PDT · by 45Auto · 6 replies · 303+ views
    American Spectator ^ | 5 October 2004 | Jed Babbin
    One reason for the Dems' glee over the President's not-so-perfect performance in last week's debate is that few are paying much attention to some of the amazing nonsense that came out of his opponent. None of us can underestimate Vichy John Kerry's capacity for flip-flopping. In the debate, he seemed to reverse himself on one of the most important issues now facing America: preemption of terrorist attacks. But if you read what he said, it's no flip-flop at all: Kerry still doesn't agree that America can preempt terrorist attacks without asking "mother, may I" of Kofi, Jacques, and Gerhard. Way...
  • Bush: Kerry has 'strategy of defeat' for Iraq

    10/06/2004 9:17:39 AM PDT · by Michael Goldsberry · 8 replies · 629+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Associated Press
    WILKES BARRE, Pa. -- President Bush, in biting criticism of his Democratic challenger, said today that Sen. John Kerry has "a strategy of defeat" for Iraq and an economic program that would imperil America at home. Bush addressed hundreds of applauding supporters on his 38th trip to the swing state of Pennsylvania as he worked to overcome last week's shaky debate performance and new controversy over the White House's handling of the war in Iraq. Of Kerry, Bush said, "My opponent's endless back-and-forth on Iraq is part of a larger misunderstanding. In the war on terror, Senator Kerry is proposing...
  • Kerry says Franco-German troops unlikely

    10/05/2004 11:01:05 PM PDT · by kattracks · 58 replies · 2,417+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 10/06/04 | Stephen Dinan and Rowan Scarborough
    Democratic presidential nominee Sen. John Kerry conceded yesterday that he probably will not be able to convince France and Germany to contribute troops to Iraq if he is elected president. The Massachusetts senator has made broadening the coalition trying to stabilize Iraq a centerpiece of his campaign, but at a town hall meeting yesterday, he said he knows other countries won't trade their soldiers' lives for those of U.S. troops. "Does that mean allies are going to trade their young for our young in body bags? I know they are not. I know that," he said. Asked about that statement...
  • " The Kerry Doctrine " The United Nations;Our "Allies" into our " Enemies".

    10/05/2004 2:52:53 PM PDT · by AirBorn · 4 replies · 328+ views
    The Heritage Foundation ^ | February 28, 2003 | Carrie Satterlee
    Summary to begin Series on the " Allies" in the United Nations that according to KERRY we were "suppose" to turn over OUR NATIONAL SECURITY to and " Wait, be patient, and use MORE diplomacy" with. Before the invasion facts: UNITED NATIONS:- ------RECEIVED A 2.2% OF REVENUES IN THE OIL FOR FOOD PROGRAM FOR " SUPERVISION OF COMMERCE " Under program agreement--ALL " program Work " between Kofi Annan, Benon Sevan ( director of program) and staff-is UN-DISCLOSABLE, Un-Accessable, NON-Releasable to ANY OTHER UNITED NATIONS MEMEBER FOR REVIEW OR INSPECTION. ( Please See : Kofi Annan's SON'S Compnay : Cotecna...
  • Kerry's Support For The ICC

    10/05/2004 1:24:04 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 336+ views
    Something to Yak About - Kerry's Support For The ICC John Kerry has been attacking the president over his remarks last week about the senator's support for the International Criminal Court. But the criticism seems to be at odds with the facts. The Boston Globe Tuesday reports Kerry told the left-wing group Peace Action, "I support US participation in the International Criminal Court," further telling The Globe in a written statement, "I will not continue the obsessive and self-defeating campaign President Bush has waged against the ICC and the close American allies that support it." Kerry's statement to The Globe...
  • Bush attacks Kerry plans for national security (Bush to deliver "significant speech" tomorrow)

    10/05/2004 12:26:57 PM PDT · by QQQQQ · 9 replies · 772+ views
    Seattle P I ^ | Oct. 5, 2004 | ELISABETH BUMILLER
    CLIVE, Iowa -- President Bush charged yesterday that Sen. John Kerry's policies "are dangerous for world peace" as his campaign suddenly changed plans for holding an event on medical liability tomorrow and scheduled a speech by the president on terrorism and the economy instead. If Kerry's vote had carried the day, the president said, "Saddam would not only have been in his palaces, that means he would have been in Kuwait as well. The policies of my opponent are dangerous for world peace. If they were implemented, they would make this world not more peaceful, but more dangerous." Kerry, Bush...
  • The Choice on North Korea (Washpost calls sKerry a partisan hack!)

    10/05/2004 12:10:43 AM PDT · by Dick Holmes · 12 replies · 733+ views
    The Washington Post Company ^ | Monday, October 4, 2004 | editors
    ONE OF THE substantive surprises of Thursday's presidential debate was the detailed exchange between President Bush and Sen. John F. Kerry on the critical but neglected subject of North Korea.... As Mr. Kerry put it, "while they didn't talk at all, the fuel rods came out, the inspectors came out . . . and today, there are four to seven nuclear weapons in the hands of North Korea." Some truth-squadding is needed here: While the CIA concluded that North Korea may have built one or two nuclear weapons before Mr. Bush took office, and while U.S. intelligence agencies believe the...
  • Bush-Kerry debate: Both wrong on N Korea

    10/04/2004 6:55:29 PM PDT · by joey703 · 6 replies · 353+ views
    Pacific Forum CSIS ^ | Ralph A Cossa
    Bush-Kerry debate: Both wrong on N Korea By Ralph A Cossa (Used by permission of Pacific Forum CSIS) Regardless of whether you're a Republican or a Democrat, if you are concerned about events on the Korean Peninsula, you had to come away from the first presidential debate feeling quite distressed. Neither US President George W Bush nor Senator John Kerry had his facts straight and, collectively, they managed to significantly reduce the already slim chance that there would be any near-term progress in the currently stalled six-party talks process. In response to the question as to whether he supported bilateral...
  • Slighting Substance - Kerry's statements deserve greater scrutiny.

    10/04/2004 7:28:39 AM PDT · by wcdukenfield · 23 replies · 865+ views
    National Review Online ^ | 10/04/04 | Mark R. Levin
    October 04, 2004, 9:39 a.m. I hate to swim against the current, but shouldn't we pay more attention to what John Kerry actually said during Thursday night's debate? Apparently the mainstream media doesn't think so. Iran: Kerry made this remarkable statement about how he would have confronted Iran's frenzied efforts to secure nuclear weapons: "I think the United States should have offered the opportunity to provide the nuclear fuel, test them, see whether or not they were actually looking for it for peaceful purposes. If they weren't willing to work a deal, then we could have put sanctions together." President...
  • WHY KERRY'S WRONG ON KOREA

    10/04/2004 6:28:37 AM PDT · by OESY · 11 replies · 673+ views
    New York Post ^ | October 4, 2004 | PETER BROOKES
    John Kerry has strongly criticized the Bush adminis tration for its "go it alone" — or unilateral — approach to foreign policy. For months, Kerry has claimed America has shouldered too much of the burden in Iraq by itself. He says he would have taken a multi-national — or multilateral — approach, bringing along more allies for the fight and the reconstruction afterwards. But after vehemently denouncing the Bush administration for being a cabal of foreign-policy unilateralists who needlessly alienate allies at every opportunity, Kerry took quite the unilateral tack himself — on North Korea. After singing the praises of...
  • Good luck finding more Iraq allies

    10/04/2004 2:02:43 AM PDT · by kattracks · 9 replies · 556+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 10/04/04 | Bill O'Reilly
    Let's face it, no matter who you vote for a few weeks from now, you are doing it on hope. President Bush firmly believes democracy will prevail in Iraq; lots of hoping going on in that analysis. John Kerry wants us to believe that he can persuade allies like France and Germany to help stabilize Iraq. For that to be even remotely possible, the senator will have to speak softly and carry a big checkbook, because turning that kind of hope into reality is likely to cost plenty. The sad truth is that many countries dislike America, and it has...
  • a list of the Kerry "Coalition of the Coerced"....

    10/03/2004 8:35:04 PM PDT · by Rakkasan1 · 6 replies · 607+ views
    Heritage.org webmemo 558 ^ | 10-3-04 | Nile Gardiner
    The issue of international alliances and America’s image abroad has become a major topic of debate in this year’s presidential election. Great emphasis has been placed in political speeches upon the need to “rebuild our alliances,” and restore America’s “credibility” in the world. Relatively little has been said about the 30-nation U.S.-British led coalition in Iraq or the 35-country security force in Afghanistan, reinforcing the myth that America is isolated and hated on the world stage. Faced with a barrage of misleading rhetoric, the American public could be forgiven for thinking that the transatlantic alliance no longer exists.